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Physical Activity and the Workplace

Did you know that employees who are more active benefit the workplace? A workplace that supports active living will help employees achieve optimal health and success at work!


Healthy Workforce

It also makes good business sense because a healthier workforce is associated with:

  • Improved productivity with energized employees
  • Reduced health care costs
  • Decreased rate of turnover
  • Lowered employee absenteeism due to illness

The bottom line: Physical activity is essential to good health!

Find out what you need to know by watching Dr. Mike Evan’s videos, called 'Increasing Your Productivity with Exercise' and ‘23 and ½ hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?' In these videos, Dr. Evans describes how moving more throughout the day can lead to increased productivity; the importance of being physically active, and he will no doubt inspire you to get active in your workplace!

Date of creation: January 9, 2013
Last modified on: February 6, 2018


1Centre for Active Living. (2014). Physical Activity @ Work. Retrieved from
2DocMikeEvans. (2011, December 2). 23 and ½ hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health? Retrieved from
3DocMikeEvans. (2016, October 4). Increasing Your Productivity with Exercise. Retrieved from